Edinburgh Women in Computing editathon 2014

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BCS Edinburgh Women in Computing
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When? Friday 21 March, 16:30 - 21:30
Point of contact: Ally Crockford NLS Wikimedian in Residence, Sharon Moore, BCS Lead
Twitter: @wikimediauk or #SWOW (Scottish Women on Wikipedia)
Cost: Free
How do I sign up? Book via the BCS booking page

About the event[edit | edit source]

After the success of last year's Ada Lovelace Festival of Wikipedia Edinburgh event, the BCS Women's chapter in Edinburgh are excited to host a follow-up editathon as part of the Women who Shaped Scotland project. Organised by the National Library of Scotland and Wikimedia UK, the project consists of a series of editathons run during March 2014, aiming to improve Wikipedia's coverage of influential Scottish women in a variety of professions.

The Women in Computing editathon will look to add and improve information about Scottish women who have made a significant impact in the field of computing, including computer engineering, software engineering, computer science, information systems, and information technology. Whether creating entirely new articles for women who have been overlooked thus far, or working on existing articles to make them better and more informative, any contribution is welcomed!

How do I prepare?[edit | edit source]

Suggested article[edit | edit source]

Programme[edit | edit source]

16:30 - Arrive, refreshments and welcome
17:00 - Introduction to Wikipedia and basic training
  • For those who are new to editing Wikipedia or who would appreciate the chance to brush up on their skills!
18:00 - Editing begins!
  • Ample refreshments will be provided during editing

Attendees[edit | edit source]

Once you have signed up via Eventbrite and created your Wikipedia account, why not add your username below?

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

Articles created[edit | edit source]

Articles improved[edit | edit source]

Trainers[edit | edit source]

Below is the list of trainers that will be present on the day.

  1. User:ACrockford

The Women who Shaped Scotland

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This event is part of a series of editathons dedicated to improving the profile of influential Scottish women on Wikipedia. These events will run throughout March 2014 to coincide with International Women's Day and Women's History Month.
Scottish Women in Contemporary Art, Dundee (13 March) / Scottish Women in Computing, Edinburgh (21 March)